Re: revised "generic syntax" internet draft

Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:32:33 -0400

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:32:33 -0400
From: (Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS)
Message-Id: <199704161532.LAA03481@zeppo.East.Sun.COM>
Subject: Re: revised "generic syntax" internet draft

> From: Edward Cherlin <>
> I assume that no Webmaster will deliberately set up a CGI script for UTF-8
> without knowing whether the server can handle it. He can provide a Java
> applet to any browser that doesn't know what to do. So who has the proble=
> m?
> (Note to Fran=E7ois and Martin: Can either of you create, or get someone =
> to
> create, such an applet? It might settle another point of controversy.)

Yesterday I started looking into the possibility of a JavaBean 
that included a character set selector menu and a text field for 
input of a URL in any of the supported charcater sets with a UTF8
output property. If you're familiar with the JDK native2ascii
utility command, then you'll know what I mean when
I say native2ascii-utf8-url awt component.